Infective endocarditis on stenotic aortic valves.

  title={Infective endocarditis on stenotic aortic valves.},
  author={J. P. Delahaye and Robert Loire and Hugues Milon and G Durand de G{\'e}vigney and Francois Delahaye and Pascale Boissonnat and Costas Zambartas and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Etienne and V. Malquarti},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={9 Suppl E},
Charts were reviewed of 42 adult patients (27 men, 15 women, mean age 55 years, with 17 older than 60) hospitalized and/or autopsied between 1970 and 1986 with diagnosis of definite or highly probable infective endocarditis (IE) on pure aortic stenosis (AS). Ring and/or septal abscesses were found in 18/37 patients who were operated upon and/or autopsied. IE was recognized in 32 patients, undiagnosed in 10 (revealed at autopsy in seven, at operation in three). Infecting organisms were… CONTINUE READING